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Newman severs ties with Gus Macker

Event owner vows to find new Wausau venue

6:50 PM, Sep. 13, 2013
Newman Catholic students, from left, Laura Mitzel, Julianna Simmons, Kate Losinski and Annora Alfonso get 'welcome bags' ready as preparations are made, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, for the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Newman Catholic and Wausau West high schools, Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Newman Catholic students, from left, Laura Mitzel, Julianna Simmons, Kate Losinski and Annora Alfonso get 'welcome bags' ready as preparations are made, Wednesday, June 12, 2013, for the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Newman Catholic and Wausau West high schools, Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
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National organizers for the annual Gus Macker 3-on-3 basketball tournament are searching for a new local host after officials at Newman Catholic Schools voted to discontinue their partnership with the organization.

"Gus Macker is not going away in Wausau," Gus Macker Corp. owner Scott McNeal said Friday. "We've already had some preliminary discussions with other organizations who are interested in hosting the event, and I feel confident that we will continue to be successful in Wausau."

McNeal declined to identify the groups interested in hosting next year's event. ...

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